1. Men, drop the Axe spray and pick up an apple instead.
Women are more attracted to the scent of men who eat fruits and vegetables and less attracted to those who fill up on carbs, according to a recent study. This is likely because fruits and veggies produce carotenoids in the sweat, which emit a more "floral, fruity, sweet" odor. You heard it here first: Salads are sexy. (Fast CoExist)
2. Hamburgers are so last year.
Veggie burgers are having a serious moment right now, and pretty much every heavy-hitting chef in the game is crafting their own version. Even the tech industry is making its mark on the veggie-heavy staple with meat substitutes engineered in labs. (NYT)
3. As we're getting older we're getting wiser.
A new breed of “superagers” over the age of 80—but who perform as well as 55-year-olds in memory tests—have MRI scans that reveal less brain shrinkage than average, a phenomenon being studied by Emily Rogalski and her colleagues at Northwestern University. (New Scientist)
4. Mini avocados are a thing now.
Move over, baby carrots: Tiny avocados are currently breaking the internet. People are calling them "babycados," and they're as cute as they sound. (Tasting Table)
5. People are drinking less soda in Berkeley thanks to a small tax.
There is now a small tax on soda in Berkeley, California, and according to a U.C. Berkeley study, soda sales have dropped 21 percent in low-income neighborhoods. (Fast CoExist)
6. Starbucks is already rolling out the PSLs.
It's officially September. Although we still have three weeks of summer left, pumpkin spice lattes have already arrived at Starbucks — for rewards customers, that is. The rest of us have to wait until after Labor Day. (Eater)
7. California sea otter deaths prompt investigation.
Four males were found shot near Santa Cruz recently. Because sea otters are a protected species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. (The Guardian)